Scottish tennis player Andy Murray joined a growing list of celebrities to stand up against illegal wildlife trafficking this week. The Wimbledon champ, famous for his love of dogs, signed on with the World Wildlife Fund to become the face of an initiative in Nepal that trains dogs to track down poachers in Chitwan National Park, home to Bengal tigers, rhinos and leopards, among others.
Nepal, long considered an important transit route for illegal wildlife products traveling from India en route to China, has been largely successful in cracking down on poaching lately. In March, the country announced its second continuous poaching-free year.
The sniffer dogs, one of whom is named "Murray," aim to continue that streak. Murray explains the plan: